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Pupils from two Cornwall schools have teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board and local business RG Kellow Ltd to try their hand at a range of building trades.
I like to keep things simple which is why CITB’s new Business Plan has one overriding aim: to put employers in the driving seat on skills and training.
Focusing on three core priorities, CITB published its Business Plan today (11 April), announcing it will be investing over £250m across Britain to support construction.
Globe-trotting stonemason Jon Langstone has packed a lot into his career. Since becoming an apprentice in 2011, CITB-supported Jon has: Guided Anne, Princess Royal, on a tour of a restoration project he worked on, Put his stonemason and project-leading skills to the test in Canada, Returned home to Swansea to study a construction manager course at university.
“Even at 58 years old I am learning new technologies.” Those are the words of CITB Instructor and former Groundworker Tim Heads. Bircham-based Tim, 58, became a Groundworker after leaving school. He is a good example of age, skills and job diversity in construction.
They’re usually the first and last on site – but groundworkers remain the unsung heroes of the construction industry. So the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has teamed up with training provider AccXel for Groundworks Appreciation Week, from 27 March.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is calling on all construction workers to help improve fire safety across the industry. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 and subsequent inquiry, the industry has worked hard to increase safety standards to prevent such an incident from happening again.
More young people are showing interest in construction-related careers, according to findings from Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The strains on the economy are currently putting pressure on employers, who already face skills gaps and worker shortages. But CITB has recently seen a 45% increase in the number of people seeking information about a career in construction.
Following an investigation carried out by Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE, UK Manager for Asbestos Boss Ltd, Daniel Cockcroft, has been brought to justice with the help of the CITB Quality & Standards Team. Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE were first alerted to the rogue traders back in September 2021, when the company removed the asbestos insulating board from a domestic garage, with little to no control measures in place. The investigation later revealed several similar cases, with one case deemed such poor quality that the site owners received quotes up to £64,000 to put it right.
More than £100million in grants is being invested by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to help construction workers train and get the skills they need. From 1 April 2023, CITB is doubling grant rates for short courses to help businesses offer more training and support employers delivering core skills training to their teams amid rising costs.